Six-Year Incidence of Angle-Closure Disease in a South Indian Population: The Chennai Eye Disease Incidence Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To estimate the 6-year incidence of primary angle-closure (PAC) disease among adult population aged 40 years and older from rural and urban south India.Design: Population-based longitudinal study.Methods: A complete ophthalmologic examination, including applanation tonometry, gonioscopy, biometry, stereoscopic fundus examination, and automated perimetry was performed at both baseline and at the 6-year follow up at base hospital. Incident PAC disease was defined as the development of PAC disease during the 6-year follow-up in phakic subjects without PAC disease at baseline. Diagnosis was made using the International Society Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology classification.Results: The data were analyzed for 3350 subjects (mean (Read more...)

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